Around 75% of people in Africa depend on kerosene


The Problem


Living with a kerosene lamp:

is like smoking 40 cigarettes a day

1.8 million people die every year from complications arising from indoor air contamination by kerosene. Kerosene fires are common, killing more than 1 million people yearly.

The smoke and carbon dioxide coming from the world’s fuel lanterns is equivalent to the exhaust from 30 million cars.

Fuel is expensive - about $40 billion per year is spent on lighting fuel by the world’s poorest people (who spend up to 30 percent of their monthly income on kerosene oil).


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